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Page 2 Hells Canyon Journal, April 5, 1989 Waste Ballot Measure Meetings Scheduled in Richlan Halfway "I really liked what hap- pened when we combined the dry ice, warm water and soap," said Joke Johnston, seventh grader at Halfway Elementary School. School children from first through eighth grades in both Richland and Halfway were treated for the second year to science demonstra- tions by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) last week. One unusual exhibit in which the fifth and sixth graders participated in- volved the dissection of squid. After removing, its ink-filled backbone, they used the ink for writing their names, and then fried the squid in cornbread batter and ate them--at least some of them! {This part of the exercise was not required.) Others, more squeamish, were taught to replace "yuk, how gross!" with "how disgustingI" in a British accent. REACTIONS TO FRIED SQUID: Left to right: Vehus Butler, "I'm not here." Cortni Harris, 'Td rather be in Philadel- phia." Rear left, Carla Hammar, "1 decline to proceed." Holly San- ders, "1 think my mother just called me." ~;~!!~:~; ! A meeting to discuss the safety and environmental hazardous waste ballot initi- control director Doug Hale, ative will take place on April such meetings tend to be 11, 7:00 p.m. in the Eagle emotional confrontations Valley Grange Hall. This which don't offer the best meeting willbe in addition to forum for an exchange of the one already scheduled, information. for Halfway, at 7:00 p.m. on Hale announced on Wed- April 6, in Pine-Eagle High nesday, March 29, the for- School's library. -mation of a new group whose Representatives from the groups sponsoring the mea- sure will be on hand to explain it in detai . Ted Bloomer, a Durkee rancher and Debby Friedman, a dance instructor from Baker will present information in- cluding a short video tape about the burning of hazard- ous wastes. Questions will be taken from people who attend the meeting. "We've had a hard time purpose is to defeat the ballot initiative on hazardous waste burning. "Baker County Citizens Against Banning Industrial Recy- cling" will take on the task of educating Baker County voters about the benefits to Ash Grove and the county as a whole of allowing the use of industrial wastes as fuel in the cement kiln. Baker County voters will have an opportunity to ap- getting Ash Grove to partici- prove or reject the proposed BETTER THAN A PICTURE PUZZLE... these students pate in these meetings," constructed a wooden dinosaur. Left to right: Robert Mc- says Friedman, referring to Coy, Glen Lee Steele, Marty Masterson, Jessica Vaughan the Ash Grove West, a cement manufacturer in Dur- Matthew Bates and Buck Jensen. kee whose propossl to burn Halfway Elementary gram, which costs approx- hazardous wastes in its School science teacher Bob imately $800, was made Durkee cement kiln trigger- Motley called the program possible by a grant fromed the effort to put the waste "very worthwhile. ' He wat- OMSI and additional funding burning ban on the ballot. ched nervously as OMSI's from the Pine Eagle School "It would be better if both Steve Robertson led a class District, Pine Telephonesides were represented, but of seventh and eighth Company, HIPS, and Cornu- ,;jr Ash Grove. woz t come,,, graders through various copia Arts Coun cil. ......... that's out of our control, chemistry experiments. A she continued. flame test helped students According to Ash Grove identify elements and com- pounds. "I think they had the most fun with the dry ice and soap," Motley said. In addition to Robertson, Jennifer Devlin and Tammy Lampert presented the pro- grams which included learn- ing about robots', lasers, microscopes, and global ecology ("Did you know that less than 1/3 of 1 percent of the earth's water is drink- able?"). The program cli- maxed with the construction of two large, wooden, up- right dinosaurs. "COULD HE TELL E.T. The OMSI Outreach pro- to call home?" Great Food HOURS: 6 A.M to 7 P.M. ! initiative on May 16 in a special election. ridewithua I I I I I I I ! ! Pacific Coast ~CiflC Col4bl i$ ||1~ I r I~%Prt~ ~ Now's your chance to test ride one of the new Hondas! Our special Honda Demo l ays motorcycle selection in- cludes the exciting Pacific Coast. HOND Don't miss this opportunity to ride Come ride the best. Come in today! Ask us for details, withus. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. Calltornia version differs sllchtly due to emission equipment. Read your owner's manual thoroughly.You must be a ltscensed rider and other restrictions may apply. For rider training information, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800.447.4700. Open House April 7 & 8 ! /"We've done it longer, we do it better"il 2619 lOth St. I Baker, Oregon l 1